Dear Black People, Your Savior and Oppressor Have The Same Blue Eyes!

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~Shemeka Michelle Movies such as “The Blind Side” will have many people believing in the great white hope! However, the savior mentality between Blacks and Whites actually go back further than that. Many African Americans grew up in a home believing in a white Jesus with blue eyes that was memorialized in a picture on the wall.  When we thought …

I Don’t Hate White People but I’m BLACK and I’m PROUD!

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~Shemeka Michelle   I could easily say “I’m sick of white people” but that’s not necessarily true. I am however sick of many of their views on racism and white privilege. I believe if they would just acknowledge that it DOES exist and plays a major role in many of the injustices towards blacks, we could begin to move forward …

7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Participate in Black Friday!

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~Shemeka Michelle Black Friday is exactly two days from today. This is the day after Thanksgiving in which retailers look forward to being propelled into the “Black”. Many of them claim that they are in the red from January until November when shoppers head out to begin their Christmas shopping. They offer huge deals that many find too good to …

Journals of a 40-Year Old Student: Million Man March

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NGSC: Christina Hope Boyd  My clients always say that I’m never going in the same direction as everyone else.  My responses to them are: “Are you assuming I’m going in the wrong direction?  What if everyone else is going the wrong way, and what if you’re being a follower?” I understand that we (the people) are maneuvered like puppets, so …

The Rise of the Effeminate “Straight” Male

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~Shemeka Michelle    Effeminate – (of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly. Many men have taken a liking to the term metrosexual. There are a lot of men in today’s society that take pride in extreme grooming, shopping sprees and standing in the mirror admiring oneself for hours on end. For many women …